Microsoft Xbox Series X and Series S

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Xbox lovers are getting two different gaming consoles this year – Microsoft Xbox Series X and Series S. We have the specs, features, prices, and their launch dates for you.


Microsoft is launching two different gaming consoles this year – Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. These two 2020 models replace the flagship Xbox One X and lower-cost Xbox One S models, respectively.

How are they different? The Series S is an entry-level console, while the Series X packs all the cutting edge features into its smooth package. The specific core differences, the Xbox Series S uses the same CPU and reduced GPU, memory, and internal storage as the Series X, but does not have an optical drive.

Microsoft Xbox Series X specifications
Microsoft Xbox Series X

Microsoft Xbox Series X specs

Processor 8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
Graphics 12.155 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
Die Size 360.45 mm2
Process 7nm Enhanced
Memory 16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320mb bus
Memory Bandwidth 10 GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s
Internal Storage 1 TB Custom NVME SSD
I/O Throughput 2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)
Expandable Storage 1 TB Expansion Card
External Storage USB 3.2 External HDD Support
Optical Drive 4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive
Performance Target 4K @ 60 FPS, up to 4K @ 120 FPS, 8K @ 60 FPS
Color Matte Black
Size 301mm x 151mm x 151mm

 


What are the specs of Xbox Series S?

Microsoft Xbox Series S
Microsoft Xbox Series S

The Xbox Series S is smaller in size but has the same raw power of the Series X. It uses the same CPU and reduced GPU, memory, and internal storage seen in the Xbox X, but lacks an optical drive. The full specs are as follows:

Processor 8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
Graphics 4 TFLOPS, 20 CUs @ 1.55 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
Die Size
Process 7nm Enhanced
Memory 10 GB GDDR6 w/ 320mb bus
Memory Bandwidth
Internal Storage 512 GB Custom NVME SSD
I/O Throughput 2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)
Expandable Storage 1 TB Expansion Card
External Storage USB 3.2 External HDD Support
Optical Drive None
Performance Target 1440p at 60 FPS, up to 120 FPS
Color White Matte
Size

How much is Microsoft Xbox Series X?

Xbox Series X costs $499.

Games to expect on Xbox Series X

Expect to see game titles like: Halo Infinite, and Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, among others. Also Xbox One has full backward compatibility with Xbox One, so you can play older game titles on it.

How much is Microsoft Xbox Series S?

The Xbox Series S costs $299.


Microsoft Xbox Series X and Series S release date

Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X will launch on November 10, 2020.

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